Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
60 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
SeminarErwin Bulte on participatory resource management, elite capture and local livelihoods
Abstract - Participatory resource management, elite capture and local livelihoods: experimental evidence from rural Ethiopia Evidence on the effectiveness of participatory development approaches in low-income countries is mixed. We use an experiment...
SeminarMariapia Mendola on agricultural transformation and farmers' expectations
SeminarFantu Cheru and Christopher Cramer on the Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian economy
SeminarJoshua Magero Otieno on ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya
Joshua Magero Otieno will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 November. Abstract – Ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya Perceived or real welfare imbalances fundamentally impacts individuals’ civic participation, inclusivity...
SeminarWeiWei Chen on the political economy of Chinese private investment in Ethiopia
SeminarStéphane Straub on voting corrupt politicians out of office? Evidence from a survey experiment in Paraguay
Stéphane Straub will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 13 November 2019. Abstract – Voting corrupt politicians out of office? Evidence from a survey experiment in Paraguay This paper challenges the conventional wisdom that giving...
SeminarRavi Pendakur on the impact of federal modern agreements on income inequality in Indigenous communities
SeminarAlysson Portella on racial social norms and education: “whitening” ideology and students’ performance in Brazil
SeminarRugazia Nyombi on rural economy diversification and its effects on food security
SeminarMehwish Ghulam Ali on do son preferences cause a gap between desired and actual fertility in Pakistan?
SeminarThanh Bui on the intergenerational persistence of human capital in Vietnam
Thanh Bui will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 November 2019. Abstract - The intergenerational persistence of human capital in Vietnam This study sets to analyse the impacts of family backgrounds on the educational attainment of the next...
SeminarRekha Ravindran on the relationship between structural transformation and income inequality
SeminarOded Stark on a theory of migration as rank-seeking behavior
SeminarJakob Svensson on the low quality trap: evidence from the market for maize in Uganda
Jakob Svensson will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 16 October 2019. Abstract - The low quality trap: evidence from the market for maize in Uganda Agriculture remains the main source of income for the large majority of the world’s poor...
SeminarInmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso on gender gap and firm performance in developing countries
Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 10 October 2019. Abstract – Gender gap and firm performance in developing countries This paper uses firm-level data from the World Bank Enterprise Survey (WBES) to...